Start and Grow and Grit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Garden Gal, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Songster

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    My chicks are 3 1/2 weeks old and doing well. I started them on "start and grow" with grit available on the side. I stopped in a different store the other day asking about grit, one question led to another (from the store clerk to me) and she told me in no uncertain terms I don't need to offer grit - the start and grow has it included in the ingredients. The chicks seemed to like it - but I'm okay with not offering it if it is not needed. Any thoughts?

    This same gal also asked me "Are you getting your information off the internet???" (very accusingly). When I said "yep" she said I should use good ol' common sense. I had to laugh - nicely - and suggested she check out this site to see how many folks have been raising chickens on good ol' common sense and are happily sharing their advice!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. codybird

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    The Purina rep told me I didn't need grit with Start and Grow feed.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I feed Buckeye Crumble Starter/ Grower and Pelet Layer/Breeder and I dont give grit.. You only need grit if you feed alot of hole or cracked grain..
    Chris
     
  4. RendonRoo

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    No they don't need grit with crumbles only. But it won't hurt them either. I started mine on small treats after the first couple of days so i provide grit early. The treats that i start them on don't really require it but i use wood chips and they will sometimes eat small pieces and the grit will help them pass the chips.
     
  5. Garden Gal

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    Got it! Thanks gang.
     

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